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Deepening Understanding & Appreciation of Chinese-Vietnamese Heritage in North America.

Focusing on Chinese-Vietnamese refugee stories, family relationships, and bridging generational gaps.

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Ep 7: Exploring Roots: Leaving a Life Behind – Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 3

In Part 3 of this 3 part series with Sinh Ha, you’ll hear about my dad’s memories of the day his family left down to the beach to board their refugee boat to Hong Kong. Be sure to visit holdingheritage.com for show notes and more information. Music by Blue Wednesday – be sure to check him out!

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Ep 6: Exploring Roots: Imprisoned for Being a Spy – Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 2

This episode is Part 2 of a 3 part series with Sinh Ha – My Dad. In this episode you’ll hear about how and why my grandfather and eldest uncle were put in jail, and my dad’s memories and experiences around these events leading up to their boat journey to Hong Kong. Be sure to...

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Ep 5: Exploring Roots: The Girl In the White Dress and Growing up in North Vietnam – Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 1

In this coming 3 part series with my dad, I’ll guide you through a more detailed account of his early past and experiences.  In Part 1 – you’ll see into what it was like for my dad growing up in North Vietnam as a young boy, and a few of his major childhood memories and...

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Ep 4: Introducing My Mom – Happy Mother’s Day!

This episode, I introduce you to my mom, Phuong Ly! She recalls some stories from her childhood  and growing up in Vietnam as well as a few from her family’s refugee experiences in China and Hong Kong. We touch on the relationship between my grandmother and great grandmother, and hear a couple touching stories about...

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Ep 3: Exploring Cultural Identity & Journey to Freedom Day

Exploring my cultural identity as a 2nd gen Chinese Canadian is a huge part of why I started Holding Heritage and why I’m so passionate about it. Journey to Freedom Day is a national day of commemoration here in Canada of the exodus of Vietnamese refugees. In this episode, I share some of my personal...

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Ep 2: Introducing My Dad! – Where Do We Start?

We take a glimpse into how to approach the daunting task of opening conversation with our parents and how simple connection with them can potentially be. If we’re wanting to learn more about them, our culture, our families, even ourselves – it may not have to be any grand emotional moment, super long conversation or...

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I am a second generation Chinese Canadian who is on the journey of learning and connecting more deeply with my heritage and family.

I was born and raised in Canada - while both of my parents were born and raised in Vietnam. Both sides of my family are ethnically Chinese however, since my parents and their families grew up in Vietnam, they resonate with both Chinese and Vietnamese customs. In the late 1970’s, our families became one of hundreds of thousands fleeing Vietnam as refugee boat people.

My goal is to hopefully share and encourage the documentation, and participation in these important stories, conversations and connections that work to heal and strengthen our families. 

This is a life-long journey, and I hope you will join me!